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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4238.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) You have a Huntsman Spider of some-sort. It looks enough like this Polybetes that I think that is the genus. I need to do a little reading to see if it can be narrowed down further. https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polybetes#/media/File:Polybetes.jpg... Discussion Thread

January 21, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4236.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) A tarantula ... given the general appearance I expect it's a male. I don't know Tarantulas well enough to be confident suggesting a genus for you, there seem to be quite a few options in Panama. Perhaps someone will eventually come along who knows him.... Discussion Thread

January 21, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4210.

I see it now. I actually had already downloaded that paper (Planas, Fernández-Montraveta & Ribera, 2013) last night but I missed the very helpful range maps when I gave it a quick look-over.... Discussion Thread

January 21, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4210.

OK, that makes sense now. I should read that paper. (species request updated)... Discussion Thread

January 21, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4234.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is a Woodlouse Hunter (Dysdera crocata). They're not considered to be a medically significant spider, but they are capable of biting and have big jaws so I don't doubt a bite would hurt. They're only likely to bite in self-defense though and tend to keep to themselves. I usually find them under rocks and patio bricks and they're typically placid. Just don't... Discussion Thread

January 21, 2018
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MarcD6 commented on picture ID 4210.

Lycosa tarantula is not found in Spain. The L. tarantula of Spain were separated in a new species, L. hispanica.... Discussion Thread

January 21, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4232.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID ... you have Cellar Spiders (Pholcus sp.). These are nothing to be concerned over! If you’re worried about Brown Recluse (Loxosceles reclusa) spiders I’d let these be as they may provide natural pest control, they can potentially prey on a Recluse and mostly keep to themselves behind furniture and in other dark corners. They’re very timid and a bite fro... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4176.

I don't think it's a Pardosa, my first impression was a Ctenidae (Wandering Spider). This supposed Acanthoctenus sp. is similar and there are a few options in your region but there are so few examples searchable online that I don't have much to compare it to. I downloaded a bunch of the papers that deal with the species hoping I'd come across one that bothered to include a photo or i... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4226.

Maybe. I'm not well versed in Mygalomorphae. I'm not sure it looks fuzzy enough? Your other option is a False Tarantula (Calisoga sp.). I can't see it well enough to be sure but you can compare: https://bugguide.net/node/view/413815/bgimage... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4230.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) You have a Spinybacked Orbweaver (Gasteracantha cancriformis). Edit: I removed the duplicate un-cropped image and fixed the orientation of this one.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4224.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) I can't make out many details here, but given what I can see and where it's from it is most likely a Metaltella simoni.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4222.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) You have an orbweaver, likely a Cat-faced Spider (Araneus gemmoides) though I can't make out any hint of the pattern on the anterior abdomen. https://bugguide.net/node/view/1053411/bgimage... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4220.

A Furrow Orbweaver (Larinioides cornutus). :) Not 100% sure from this image but it might be a male.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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Rosie commented on picture ID 4230.

I'm looking for information on this spider, it's been outside of our window for a few days now.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4212.

Thank you. BugGuide is very helpful, I hope this site will one day be as helpful but on an international scale. Most of my background in IDing spiders is related to BugGuide too, so most of the species I have confidence IDing are North American but it's exciting seeing so many species that are new to me.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4210.

Ah, I see. What do I look for to separate L. tarantula?... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4218.

Filed. :)... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4214.

Filed. :)... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4216.

Rotated and updated. Note to admin.: species needed for Micrathena gracilis.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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Dani commented on picture ID 4212.

Actually it's only been 8 months! It was last May when I found a MASSIVE D. tenebrosus in our shed and started educating myself. ... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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Dani commented on picture ID 4216.

No idea why that uploaded sideways, ugh!... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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Dani commented on picture ID 4212.

I'm sure it's a ton of work! The original spiders.us site as well as Bug Guide have been a great help to me over the past 10 months or so as I've overcome my fear. If I can help educate just one person to help them conquer their fear as well I would be happy.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4212.

Thanks! The site is new so there are lots and lots of common things that aren’t yet represented. I don’t yet have the ability to create taxonony here, the adminstrarator has been doing it as we’re still working out the kinks. So some things may be here but there has been a delay in getting anything new filed.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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Kazzagilchrist commented on picture ID 4176.

Thanks Itsy! I wondered if it was some kind of thin-legged wolf spider, genus Pardosa, although the body markings don't look the same as others I've seen online, I dont think it had spines on its legs and I didn't venture close enough to see the eyes!... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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MarcD6 commented on picture ID 4210.

I meant between L. hispanica and L. fasciiventris, only L. hispanica makes burrows.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4210.

Really? I see a lot of images of Lycosa in burrows, I can't vouch for the IDs on them though as so many are stock photos.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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Dani commented on picture ID 4212.

This is exactly why I belong to several different ID & entomology groups! I have a lot of pics to submit from around the yard, many of which I have yet to see listed in NY! Beyond happy to help contribute!... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4212.

Furrow Orbweaver (Larinioides cornutus) for this one. :)... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4206.

Note to admin.: species needed for Neoscona subfusca.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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joedifeo commented on picture ID 4208.

Thanks!... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 1464.

"Spotted" ... haha. :D... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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MarcD6 commented on picture ID 4210.

I found out it's Lycosa hispanica. I was doubting with L. fasciiventris but I've been told only L. hispanica builds burrows.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4210.

Gorgeous. :D Note to admin.: genus needed for Lycosa hispanica. Also suggest adding "in retreat/burrow" to attributes list.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4208.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) You have a Wolf Spider, Tigrosa annexa. Note to admin.: species page needed for Tigrosa annexa.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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Dani commented on picture ID 1464.

You're welcome! D. tenebrosus is my favorite and I spotted this immediately...no pun intended!... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 1464.

What the hey ... how'd that get in there? I agree. When the site was built a bunch of free license images were used to get things rolling. The administrator had me double check the IDs of a lot of them but I don't recall seeing this, I guess we missed some. Thanks!... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4200.

Note to admin.: species needed for Zygiella x-notata.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4176.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) I'm not well versed in species outside North America ... I'm pretty sure I've come across this one before though so I might be able to figure it out eventually if someone else doesn't come along with the ID first. I'll keep looking for it.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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Purosh commented on picture ID 4164.

Hi, Thank you!... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4198.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is an Orbweaver ... I think possibly Eriophora transmarina, I need to better familiarize myself with the options in your region to be certain there aren't other similar options.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4196.

He's already got the ID in the comments above, lucky for me (not being well versed in European species) his IDs have been consistently accurate. :D Note to admin.: species needed for Uloborus plumipes.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4194.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) You have a Metaltella simoni.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4182.

Hah! Cute.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4186.

Filed. :)... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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Dani commented on picture ID 4182.

I named her Elsa as she was half frozen when I found her. ... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4192.

Hi, this one is a Flattie (Selenops sp.). :) Note to admin.: genus page needed for Selenops.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4190.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) She is a Cross Orbweaver (Araneus diadematus.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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Britsnana1 commented on picture ID 4196.

Not sure about which one. Family Uloboridae - Cribellate Orb Weavers. These spiders in the U.S. have no venom. Itsy Bitsy will be along shortly to explain further.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4184.

I think you may be on to something with Hibana velox but I'll wait until there are better images to be sure.... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4182.

Filed. :)... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4178.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) The species Lycosa leuckarti is listed as being an Australian species. It's not known to occur in Florida, it also recently had a name change and is classified as Tasmanicosa leuckartii. There are a several genera in Florida that look similar to this, I'd need a clearer image to narrow it down further with certainty. Tigrosa annexa comes to mind. T... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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Dani commented on picture ID 4180.

Wonderful, thanks! It took me a couple months to get a shot of him, so shy!... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4180.

Filed. :)... Discussion Thread

January 20, 2018
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HeadlessHammerhead commented on picture ID 4192.

Sorry, it should say "this one baffled me" not "backed me".... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4174.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is a male orweaver. Maybe Eriophora transmarina? I need to look again when I’m not on small screen.... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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Dani commented on picture ID 1464.

This actually appears to be Dolomedes triton, a six-spotted fishing spider. ... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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HeadlessHammerhead commented on picture ID 3961.

Definitely not a brown recluse. I get these in my house and in my cars almost every day. I believe them to be Metaltella simoni.... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4172.

He's gorgeous! :D Note to admin.: species page needed for Hentzia palmarum.... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4170.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) You have one of the Ground Spiders (Gnaphosidae). Looks like Urozelotes rusticus, what state was it in? https://bugguide.net/node/view/420362/bgimage... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4168.

You’re welcome! :D... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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floorlava commented on picture ID 4168.

Thank you so much! The bit about the banded legs makes me feel much better. I sent her your links and she said it was probably the barn spider. What a relief! Thank you!!!... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4168.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) Your spider has banded legs, Recluse species (Loxosceles spp.) in your region don't, I'm not aware of any that do. I can't give a firm ID from this image. One possibility is something like a male Barn Funnel Weaver (Tegenaria domestica). Compare and see if that looks like your spider: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1217718 https://bugguide.net/node/... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4166.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) Thanatus vulgaris (Running Crab Spider) is notorious for turning up in cricket shipments. https://bugguide.net/node/view/7111/bgimage... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4164.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is spider looks like it should be an Amaurobius sp. though I'm not familiar enough with your region to suggest which one.... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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DWilde commented on picture ID 4162.

Unfortunately no dorsal image... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4162.

With those leg spines I think a Linyphiid ... looks like maybe: https://bugguide.net/node/view/790824/bgimage Do you have a dorsal?... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4153.

The same way you submitted this one. Unfortunately the ability to link images of the same specimen hasn't been added to the site yet though I believe that's on the administrator's to-do list.... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4157.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) You have Longlegged Sac Spiders (Cheiracanthium mildei). They have an over-exaggerated reputation for biting. Like most spiders they have venom but are not considered to be of medical significance to people though there has been debate over the years as to whether or not their bites can cause blisters, the current consensus I see is no or rarely, ... everyone's ... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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Alittlegolddust commented on picture ID 4153.

How do I add a photo?... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4155.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) You have one of the Nephila species of orbweaver. Nephila pilipes (Giant Wood Spider), I think. Note to admin.: species needed for Nephila pilipes.... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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audix321 commented on picture ID 4157.

I see this spider in my basement a lot and I wake up with spider bites sometimes. I want to know if it's venomous or if it's perfectly harmless. If anybody knows anything about this little guy please feel free to comment!... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4153.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) I think I know what your spider is (likely Metaltella simoni), but would like to see a dorsal shot as well before filing it.... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4151.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) You have a Wolf Spider (Lycosidae). There are similar examples in the genus Trochosa but I'm not familiar enough with the species in your region to know if it's not something else similar.... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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Britsnana1 commented on picture ID 4149.

A Steatoda,Cobweb spider. Same family of the Black widow. They are not a medically significant spider.... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4149.

Note to admin.: still need a page for Steatoda triangulosa.... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4149.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) You have a Triangulate Cobweb Weaver (Steatoda triangulosa). They are in the same family (Theridiidae/Cobweb Spiders) as Widows (Latrodectus) but in a different genus (Steatoda). Your spider is not considered to be of medical concern.... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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Alittlegolddust commented on picture ID 4153.

I have more photos, it's bigger than a quarter... Discussion Thread

January 19, 2018
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Hanoi commented on picture ID 4143.

Brilliant, thanks thought it was some sort of huntsman. Very helpful thanks again. Our RSPCA identified it as a wandering spider and have sent it on to a Zoo... Discussion Thread

January 18, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4139.

Note to admin.: species page needed for Crossopriza lyoni .... Discussion Thread

January 18, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4137.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) I can't see the details on your spider as well as I'd like but a possibility for it is a male Red House Spider (Nesticodes rufipes). For comparison: https://arachno.piwigo.com/picture?/13387/category/1139-nesticodes_rufipes... Discussion Thread

January 18, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4143.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) Not knowing where the bananas are from I won't attempt a species ID but the spider looks like it's something close to Olios giganteus, they're known as Giant Crab Spiders or Golden Huntsman Spiders.... Discussion Thread

January 18, 2018
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Kyle commented on picture ID 3253.

Moved.... Discussion Thread

January 18, 2018
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adam.sujka commented on picture ID 4129.

right .... should i feel good with it im my bedroom? like ok no mosquitos and other stuff? or rather try to persuade it to leave? ;)... Discussion Thread

January 18, 2018
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zdhananjay commented on picture ID 4131.

Oh..! Thanks. Now just need to find the particular species.... Discussion Thread

January 18, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4131.

Those muscular looking front legs are common on males of a lot of species of Jumping Spider.... Discussion Thread

January 18, 2018
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zdhananjay commented on picture ID 4131.

Thanks ItsyBitsy for your note. And Telamonia dimidiata is closest i can relate it too. Also the front two legs looks stronger than others, will it help; cause on the web i couldn't find any such thing.... Discussion Thread

January 18, 2018
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Kyle commented on picture ID 3251.

Moved.... Discussion Thread

January 18, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4129.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) This is a Huntsman Spider ... looks like a Heteropoda sp. but there are too many options in Indonesia that I am unfamiliar with for me to narrow it down further.... Discussion Thread

January 18, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4131.

Hi. :) Given your other submission I notice this is close to Telamonia dimidiata but I can't make out the white median stripe on the abdomen. So I'm not sure beyond Salticidae.... Discussion Thread

January 18, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4127.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) Note to admin: species page needed for Telamonia dimidiata.... Discussion Thread

January 18, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 3651.

Awesome, I'm glad you got expert confirmation! I hope that's all it takes to get the situation straightened out.... Discussion Thread

January 18, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4123.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) I notice the legs on your Scytodes have annulations and spots. S. fusca is characterized as having uniformly colored legs, have you dissected her or is that a documented variation somewhere ... ?... Discussion Thread

January 18, 2018
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Beccak commented on picture ID 3651.

The sample was confirmed Host: Spider Id request Diagnosis/ID: Confirmed for Brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa)... Discussion Thread

January 18, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4125.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) You have a False Wolf Spider (Zoropsis spinimana).... Discussion Thread

January 17, 2018
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forden commented on picture ID 4121.

For some reason the site displays the image upside down... I think you are right! Take a look at this: https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/704192/spider-warning-Mediterranean-biting-arachnid-found-UK-homes The front view in that article is pretty similar to the front views we took... except the coloring on ours was more yellowish. And this paragraph mentions our area: While most peop... Discussion Thread

January 17, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 3245.

No, this one is female or possibly immature, I wouldn't know which. Marcd6 might know. Here is a male: https://www.flickr.com/photos/53037879@N07/8949257644... Discussion Thread

January 17, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 4121.

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. :) Rather an awkward angle, but I think that is a False Wolf Spider (Zoropsis spinimana).... Discussion Thread

January 17, 2018
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Kyle commented on picture ID 3249.

Moved.... Discussion Thread

January 17, 2018
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Kyle commented on picture ID 3249.

Hooray, a new family. And a new family that has THREE common names to list and figure out which to choose as a primary. I generally decide on the primary common name (what we see in parenthesis) based on how often the public searches. So in this case of Oecobiidae...we have wall spiders, flatmesh weavers and disc web spiders. "Wall spiders" was the overwhelming winner in terms of global search dem... Discussion Thread

January 17, 2018
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Kyle commented on picture ID 3247.

Moved.... Discussion Thread

January 17, 2018